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In Greek mythology, the name '''Echion''' ( (''gen''.: Ἐχίονος), derivative of ἔχις ''echis'' "viper") referred to five different beings. *One of the Gigantes.Claudian, ''Gigantomachy'' 104. *One of the surviving ''Spartoi'', the "sown men" that sprang up from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus;Pseudo-Apollodorus, ''Bibliotheke'' iii. 4.1; Hyginus ''Fabula'' 178; Ovid, ''Metamorphoses'' iii.126. "it was Echion who, for his great valor, was preferred by Cadmus to be his son-in-law:"Pausanias (geographer)|Pausanias, ix.5.2. Echion was father of Pentheus and Epirus (mythology). *One of the Argonauts, son of Hermes and Antianeira (daughter of Menoetius), brother of Erytus;Apollonius Rhodius, ''Argonautica'', 1. 52–56 participated in the Calydonian Boar|Calydonian Boar Hunt, according to HyginusHyginus, ''Fabulae'',...
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